Shapes of Clay, Vol. IV, The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce (Neale, 1910: New York: Gordian Press, 1966), p. 365. PS 1097 A1 1966 Robarts Library.
1A conqueror as provident as brave,
2He robbed the cradle to supply the grave.
3His reign laid quantities of human dust:
4He fell upon the just and the unjust.
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